Urinary Incontinence (UI)

Women experience vaginal changes due to childbirth, age, lifestyle or hormonal fluctuations. These changes affect both the vaginal tissue and pelvic floor muscles, causing loss of bladder control or urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence can be a persistent condition caused by underlying physical problems or changes, including:

  • Pregnancy: hormonal changes and the increased weight of the fetus can lead to stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
  • Childbirth: vaginal delivery can weaken muscles needed for bladder control and damage bladder nerves and supportive tissue, leading to a dropped (prolapsed) pelvic floor. With prolapse, the bladder, uterus, rectum or small intestine can get pushed down from the usual position and protrude into the vagina. Such protrusions may be associated with incontinence.
  • Age: aging of the bladder muscle can decrease the bladder’s capacity to store urine. Also, involuntary bladder contractions become more frequent as you get older.
  • Menopause: after menopause, women produce less estrogen, a hormone that helps keep the lining of the bladder and urethra healthy. Deterioration of these tissues can aggravate incontinence.

 

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Stress Urinary Incontinence refers to a condition related to vaginal laxity and pelvic floor muscles relaxation. In this situation, activities that cause increased pressure in your abdomen (placing stress on your bladder) will cause leakage of urine. Such activities may include sneezing, coughing, laughing, exercising, jumping, and in some severe cases even simply walking or bending over.

Statistics show that this is a very common condition, affecting approximately 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. It is something that is more likely as one gets older.

 

Bladder Leakage is more common than you may think

50%

…of women experience BLADDER LEAKAGE also know as URINARY INCONTINENCE (UI) 1

> 1/4

…of collegiate female athletes who’ve never had children experience URINARY INCONTINENCE while participating in their sport 2

We Can Help

We understand that this condition is not only embarrassing, but also brings inconvenience to enjoy the activities you love. We offer private and discreet consultations in a safe medical environment, where we can assess you to determine the best treatment options for you. Often there are simple non-surgical treatments that can help. However, in some cases a surgical consultation may be required.

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Call us at 604-284-5501 for any questions or book online for a consultation with our doctor to discuss your needs and options. No obligation to proceed with any treatment or service – just information so you can decide later when you want some changes. We are all happy to assist you every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Tell If I'm Experiencing Urine Leakage?

Some common pelvic floor and vaginal symptoms include:

  • You leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze or workout
  • You wear panty liners daily as protection for leakage
  • Ttampons slip or don’t feel as snug

You may be having bladder leakage problem when you consider these symptoms are affecting your daily activities and quality of life. Schedule an assessment with our doctor to discuss the extent of your condition and the treatment options.

How Does Stress Urinary Incontinence Affect My life?

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can have a huge effect on your quality of life. The physical and emotional demands created by SUI can leave you feeling exhausted, embarrassed and even depressed. You may also suffer skin care issues as constant moisture from urine can cause your skin to be irritated and sore.

It’s important to consult a physician to assess your condition and provide you treatments to restore your intimidate health.

How to Stop Stress Urinary Incontinence?

There are traditional treatment options for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI):

  • Incontinence Routine Care with absorbent pads, vaginal inserts, protection and laundry: not addressing underlying
    condition nor coping with it; may cause irritation, foul smells and infections
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with pelvic floor muscle exercise: requires compliance; ongoing sessions; takes time to see improvements
  • Invasive Procedures: may not be a suitable candidate; pain; hospital stay; long recovery time; may decrease urinary retention and create immune reaction

At Medical Spa Club, we provide solutions for SUI which are clinically effective to improve quality of your life. In our assessment, we find Viveve a very effective Radio Frequency treatment for feminine rejuvenation. It is non-invasive, safe, quick and provides long lasting results.

Book us for a consultation and assessment today to let us help you with your intimate health.

What Is The Best Option For Me?

Vaginal Laxity and SUI are common conditions in women over the age of 40. There are a number of remedies that exist for the treatment of in vaginal looseness and associated SUI. The effectiveness of any given option would depend on the individual situation and condition, which can be reviewed during your consultation.

If you suffer from low to mild vaginal laxity, you may be a suitable candidate to be treated with Viveve, a non-surgical, non-invasive system to revive your intimate health.

1 Aoki, Y., Brown, H. W., Brubaker, L., Cornu, J. N., Daly, J. O., & Cartwright, R. (2017). Urinary incontinence in women. Nature reviews. Disease primers, 3, 17042. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrdp.2017.42
2 Nygaard, I. E., Thompson, F. L., Svengalis, S. L., & Albright, J. P. (1994). Urinary incontinence in elite nulliparous athletes. Obstetrics and gynecology, 84(2), 183–187.